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2nd Oct 2023

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Spain sets limits on air-conditioning and heating

Spain is introducing new energy-saving measures in a week in an effort to reduce its energy consumption. Air-conditioning should not be set below 27C and heating should not be set above 19C in public buildings, shopping centres, cinemas, theatres, rail stations and airports. Doors will need to be closed so as not to waste energy, and lights in shop windows must be switched off after 10pm.

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Opinion

Punish Belarus too for aiding Putin's Ukraine war

While Belarus has not sent its own troops to fight Russia's war in Ukraine, the Minsk dictatorship has been heavily involved. As a result, Belarus must be punished for its involvement — what can the world do to sanction Belarus?

Poland's culture of fear after three years of abortion 'ban'

Poland in 2020 imposed a near-total ban on abortion, triggering mass protests — and today the demands for access to safe abortion continue. On International Safe Abortion Day, dozens gathered in Brussels calling for solidarity among member states.

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